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July 2013

Jul 23, 2013

Guilford’s Great Tomato Festival offers 33 varieties for tasting

This summer’s tomato season got off to a slow start, with cooler spring temperatures and heavier-than-normal rainfall. But that didn’t stop tomato lovers from turning out for the fourth annual Great Tomato Festival in Greensboro, organized by N.C. Cooperative Extension in Guilford County and N.C. A&T State University. 

Jul 23, 2013

State debt

There’s continual discussion about the national debt, especially how big it is and how it has grown. But states can also take on debt, and we don’t hear as much about this borrowing. When it comes to debt, where does North Carolina rank among the states? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers. 

Jul 22, 2013

More wealth gains

The Federal Reserve recently released the new wealth numbers for households through the first three months of this year. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains what the figures show. 

Jul 19, 2013

YOU DECIDE: Can inflation be too low?

We usually worry about rapidly rising prices when we think about inflation. But N.C. State University economist explains that inflation can also be a problem if it's too low. 

Jul 19, 2013

Cautions on the housing rebound

Most of the news on the housing market has been good recently, with sales, prices and new construction all moving in a positive direction. But, as N.C. State University economist Mike Walden tells his co-host, Mary Walden, some experts are having second thoughts. 

Jul 18, 2013

Huntington named Animal Science Fellow

The American Society of Animal Science has honored Dr. Gerald Huntington, professor emeritus in the Department of Animal Science, for his contributions to animal science. Huntington accepted the society’s Fellow Award July 9 during the organization’s annual meeting in Indianapolis. 

Jul 18, 2013

Ag agents receive state, national awards

Seven agricultural agents with North Carolina Cooperative Extension have received awards from the North Carolina Association of County Agricultural Agents. All of the state winners will be recognized as national winners in September. 

Jul 18, 2013

News and stocks

Although some may say it’s a lost cause, many investors are constantly trying to predict patterns in stock prices. Recently a study focused on the impact of the news stories on stock prices. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden outlines what the study found. 

Jul 17, 2013

Swartzel receives highest IFT honor

Dr. Kenneth Swartzel, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of food, bioprocessing and nutrition sciences, has received the highest award given by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), a professional society for food scientists. 

Jul 17, 2013

Extension’s role in alternative energy is subject of WRAL-TV story

On Wednesday, July 17, WRAL-TV featured a story about how three Harnett County farms are working with N.C. Cooperative Extension to develop various on-farm systems of alternative energy. Agent Gary Pierce described how alternative energy benefits farmers.